Curtin Family Newsletter
October 7, 2021
Important Dates to Remember
Tuesday, October 19th
- Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- 3:30 - 7:15 PM
Wednesday, October 20th
- Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- 3:30 - 7:15 PM
- Unity Day -- October 20th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Friday, October 22nd
- NO SCHOOL – P/T Conference
Monday, October 25th
- NO SCHOOL – October Break
Wednesday, October 27th
- SEC Parent Meeting --3:30 - 4:30 PM
Monday, November 15th
- NO SCHOOL – Records Day
Wednesday, November 24th – Friday, November 26th
- NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- October 19th & 20th from 3:30 - 7:15 PM
This year, parent/teacher conferences will be held virtually using Google Meet. This means parents will not come to the school for conferences. Instead parents will log onto their computer/child's Chromebook/cell phone for the video conference.
- Parents will receive a link from their child's teacher to sign up for a conference
- Parents will EITHER need (1) to use their child's school issued Chromebook to log into the Meet OR (2) a google account to access the meeting. If you do not have a google account, pease use this link to create a google account
4th & 5th Grade Soccer
Unity Day -- Anti-Bully Event
Curtin students will participate in UNITY DAY to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. Rather, we believe in kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
What: Wear ORANGE to stand up against bullying and participate in a UNITY Walk celebration
When: Wednesday, October 20th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Curtin School
Who: Curtin students, families and staff
Additional Information: Flyer
Make-Up Picture Day
If your child was absent on picture day, that is not a problem.
Make-up Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 11th.
It is recommended that orders be placed online.
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We are HIRING!
- Parent Coordinator (40 hrs./week)
- Health Care Assistant (30 hrs./week)
- CAMP Director (part-time) -- specify Curtin when you apply
- Building Service Helper
Please share this with your network in order to find the best candidate to serve our Curtin students. Click here to apply!
Health and Safety
Students are expected to wear a mask when in the school building and when riding the school bus.
Guidelines for Health and Safety
To ensure the health and safety of all, MPS will continue to follow current CDC and Milwaukee Health Department guidelines.
Masks required by staff and students indoors except while eating or drinking
Masks not required outdoors
Masks required on buses
Plexi barriers on student desks when facing one another
A distance of 3 feet will be maintained in all school settings to the greatest extent possible
School Visitors- visitors with a scheduled visit are welcomed (masks required)
Water fountains/bubblers will be used as water bottle filling stations. Send your child with a water bottle daily.
Student Absence due to Quarantine or Bus Issues
If your child is absent due to quarantine or bus issues, AND, completes their assignments found on google classroom/Seesaw, they WILL be marked PRESENT.
Students also have the opportunity to receive virtual academic support. Ms. Bruno will be available on google meet.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 a.m. AND 1:30-2:00 p.m.
- Google Meet Code "curtinsupport"
What should I do if my child is sick?
Please call the school office at 414-902-7700 and share the following:
-Name of your child who is ill
-Symptoms your child is experiencing
-Date that your child began feeling their symptoms
Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
MPS is now offering COVID-19 School Based Testing for students and staff with COVID symptoms. Testing will help reduce community spread of COVID-19 and ensure that our schools are safe for learning and working. Please consider completing this consent for testing. Students and staff who complete this form and display symptoms of COVID, may be able to be tested at Curtin.
Sign Up for Remind
Remind offers a great two way communication between the families and Curtin! We will send out the newsletter, important dates and reminders, and teacher announcements. Signing up is simple! Download the app, create an account and join your child's classroom by using the following codes:
- Curtin School: k4gf4c
- Camp Curtin: da86a4
- Physical Education: d4f983cd6k
- K4: fkk63h6gab
- K5: babekghcbb
- 1st: 6a23ggd7dd
- 2nd: 7ag9k6dg3a
- 3rd: cf43af3883
- 4th: f3b93d6hga
- 5th: 7af2hhk42f
- 6 Grade and Middle School Social Studies: dhf4de94ah
- 7A Grade and Middle School Science: cf977b7adb
- 7B Grade and Middle School English Language Arts___
- 8th Grade and Middle School Math: k642973397
Arrival and Dismissal
Office: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Breakfast 7:20 a.m. (in the classroom)
School starts: 7:20 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:20 p.m.
After School Camp 2:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Student Entry Procedures
All students enter from the playground area between 7:15 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.
Late arrivals should use the main entrance on 32nd street beginning at 7:30 a.m.
**Buses students will pull in on Morgan Avenue. Families please do not block in coned areas as it causes a safety hazard to bus students. **
All students exit onto the playground at 2:20 p.m. using the same doors during arrival.
Students who are not picked up by 2:25 p.m. will be brought to the library. Parents should pick up at the main entrance on 32nd street.
At this moment, we do not have any opening for additional camp students. If are interested in being put on a waitlist, please contact Ms. Connie at 414-902-7711
Parent(s)/guardian(s) are expected to notify the school by phone/letter of a student’s absence. Personal illness is a legally excused absence. The building principal may request a medical statement from a physician or other health care provider when student(s) have a history of excessive absences. If your child(ren) is going to be absent, please be sure to call 902-7700. We have a 24 hour automated service.
Please be aware that vacations, going out of town, etc. are only excused if it is in a written notification prior to the absences.
PTO & School Engagement Council
Thank you to the parents who participated in September's School Engagement Council Meetings and Parent Teacher Organziation Meetings.
All parents are welcomed to attend any or all meetings. We will meet on
Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
- October 27th
- November 17th
- December 15th
- January 19th
- February 16th
- March 23rd
- May 18th
Please use the Google Meet link below:
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nqd-xdpt-mkz
Or dial: (US) +1 219-401-0603 PIN: 836 127 869#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/nqd-xdpt-mkz?pin=7530769422643
PARENT PORTAL FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
Parent Portal is a system used by MPS to give parents and guardians access to student information such as busing, immunization records, grades, etc. This system is also used for early admission for high school!
If you are an 8th grade parent and have not signed up or do not remember your username, please contact the office at 414-902-7700 or email Curtin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade: High School Early Enrollment
On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2021, our school counselor, Ms. Nisleit, held a virtal information session about High School Early Enrollment for our 8th grade families.
- The information session was recorded and can be found here.
- Linked here is a copy of the presentation with live links to important information.
If parents or students have any questions, you can reach out to the following individuals for assistance:
- Ms. Nisleit, School Counselor
- At Curtin on Wednesdays
- email: email@example.com
- Ms. Emma, School Secretary
- Parent Portal Access
- Families will need to come to school and show your ID in order to receive your individualized Parent Portal Letter.
- Call 414-902-7700 to schedule an appointment to come to school
Early Enrollment Website click here.
2021-2022 Coaching Opportunities—COACHES NEEDED!
Middle School Coed Basketball
Games every Saturday, December 11th-March 5th
Middle School Coed Volleyball
Games every Saturday, December 4th-February 26th
Middle School Softball
Games every Saturday, April 23rd-June 4th
Middle School Soccer
For all Sports:
Practice two nights a week minimum (1.5-2 hrs long) starting after school day ends
Practices will begin 1-2 weeks before start of season based on availability
Gear will be supplied for you
Contact Lauren Long (phy ed teacher/Sport Coordinator)